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Officers Fired After Beating an Unconscious Suspect Caught on Tape

Five Birmingham police officers have been fired for a January 2008 beating of an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera, city and police officials said today.

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Added: May-20-2009 
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Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States (load item map)
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  • After some crazy lunatic tries to run over your colleague it must be incredibly hard not to serve some street justice, but i though police were trained for this sort of thing...I always hear police bragging about holding back emotions, fairy tale's.

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  • Savages. No better than the one they were apprehending.

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  • Mother F@#$er tried to run over a cop.

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  • Well that was a waste. They should have waited until he woke up! Next day beat down would hurt even more. Hey if you're gonna get fired might as well make it worth while!

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  • Damn?..Talk about police brutality...As a person who is about to be a police officer; these guys are a disgrace to the job!! Thank god these losers got fired...freaking idiots!!

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  • I love how the cop notices they are in the wrong and runs to his car to turn off the camera. He should be fired and arrested for destruction of evidence.

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  • I would have beat his ass too if he tried to kill me...

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  • if i were that cop i'd quit my job and become the dodgeball champion of the world.

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  • Cops got to learn they can't be beating on people like this. If they can't control thier emotions, no matter what may occur, they should work somewhere else. I don't think any of them should be fired but there has to be a harsh penalty.

    This will be featured!

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  • Jesus Christ!... He's probably got a spinal injury! WTF?! Looks like a few people are just a tad too keyed up. They need to train these cops to be more emotionally detached in these situations.

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  • Look at that pack of criminals go!!

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  • LMAO! Shame the minivan didn't roll onto him.

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  • Do you guys realize how hard it is to control your emotions and adrenaline after a chase like this. the savage they were chasing has no regaurd for human life and would do anything to get away he got what he deserved!

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  • DANG, WHAT A POWER TRIP, EH?

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  • And when the police f--k up, can the citizens beat them with fists and battons?, Why no not the perfect do no wrong cops!!! They are above the law!!

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  • Cops should have a free 10 second "Don't Ever Run From the Police Again" penalty free time. Or each officer in the chase gets one free shot.

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  • After breaking a law you should get the choice of having an ass whoopin' like this or jail time. When I was a kid, my old man would give me the option when I did stupid shit, ass whipped or punished. Took the ass whipping 100% of the time. Seems like this guy has already paid his debt to society. We're all even.

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  • their only mistake was they did it on camera. That guy tried to kill that spike strip officer. God the liberals and laws that protect these thugs today. Disgraceful that 5 men lost their jobs as protectors because they beat the shit out of a criminal that lost ALL rights to be protected. He was no longer on the protect and server roster.

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  • God, you cop apologists make me sick. These overgrown babies were not doing their job, and they put their own lives at risk by running over and beating on an unconscious fool, when they could have been checking for any passengers in the vehicle... not to mention the fact that beating on someone goes against police policy.

    But yeah, they were mad. BFD

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  • not professional!to protect and serve? serve him {the bad guy} up to the courts! and keep your job! now those cops can go to jail also!

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  • Don't give me any of that bullshit that he almost ran over a cop thus they are justified to implement "baton practice" The bottom line is they were FIRED. Too many cops think they are in an elite club who deserve some special considerations when their emotions get the best of them. The reality is they are held to a higher standard thus a higher penalty i.e. loss of job. The cop that turned off the camera should have his nuts cut off and fed to the rest of them.

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  • Looks to me like the first guy slipped going down the hill. When the rest met up they thought he was fighting with him. When they realized he wasnt moving they stopped. No one continued this for an extreme amount of time. With all they were faced with I think they controlled themselves pretty well. And like many others said, you run and get caught you deserve what you get. Dont want a beating, behave yourself. I know I wont ever get one from the cops. How many videos has the world seen th More..

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  • I hate criminals, I hate criminals who run and I really hate criminals who run over cops. May his soul rot in hell. May the police department that fired the avenging brothers be plagued with lawsuits from now until they re-hire those officers.

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  • They got fired....too bad, they should be given medals.

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